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Letters from Nauru

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Disturbing accounts come to light about conditions in the island’s detention centre

Tammy Wynette (2014) by Linda Marrinon

The best of Australian arts 2014

Critics give their picks for the year’s top ten

Vale Pierre Ryckmans (Simon Leys)

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We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pierre Ryckmans. Pierre Ryckmans, whose pen-name was Simon Leys, was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was …

Welcome First Dog on the Moon!

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The Monthly is delighted to announce that its July issue (on shelves Monday) will feature First Dog on the Moon in the first of regular Monthly contributions. The new cartoon, The Rum Corps, has been developed for the Monthly and will appear exclusively …

The Monthly’s 100 Most Popular

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To celebrate the Monthly's 100th issue – coming out in May – we've compiled a list of our 100 most popular essays, articles and videos.   1. Fat City - What Can Stop Obesity? | Karen Hitchcock   2. Why Australia …

The Monthly editorship

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Media Release Friday, 14 March 2014   John van Tiggelen has resigned as editor of the Monthly. Schwartz Media is pleased to announce that he has taken up a new position as staff writer with the magazine. Nick …

Best of 2013: Ten Great Long Reads

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  Ten highlights from a magnificent year of long-form magazine writing:   Royal bodies (Hilary Mantel, London Review of Books) Thanksgiving in Mongolia (Ariel Levy, New Yorker) Danse Macabre: A scandal at the Bolshoi …

Best Australian Political Writing of 2013

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It’s no simple task to whittle down a dramatic year’s politics to a selection of ten works. There will be debate about it, of course – based on political orientation and style appreciation, depending on whether one values scoops, profiles …

Best of 2013: Ten Striking Photo Galleries

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The rise of the internet photo collection continued in 2013. We're indebted to all of these artists and photographers, amateur and professional, for their work; and all of the curators, of course. Here are ten of our favourite galleries of the …

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